Here we go with another assignment over at streettogs academy. Cheers to Harry Fodor for bagging the editor’s choice for Assignment no. 8. In his email to me, he gave a pretty nice explanation/rationale on why he chose his theme. He made a good observation of what the group is doing and I think it… Read more about Streettogs Academy No. 9
I think in photography it is good to have some self-criticism. If you want to be the best photographer you possibly can, you want to be more discerning about your images. You want to produce better work. You want to see the extent of your limits. But every once in a while we get a… Read more about How to Overcome Self-Criticism in Street Photography
My mom recently came back from an epic backpacking trip through Nepal for about 28 days. She is an incredible woman. At the age of 59, she was able to withstand the freezing cold, the difficulty of breathing in high altitude, and the challenge of keeping her motivation up for nearly a month in which… Read more about Just one more photo
In 2011 I did a video interview with Blake Andrews, and a lot has changed since then. I recently did an interview on Blake’s blog (Q&A with Eric Kim) and wanted to see what he has been up to since the last time we chatted. In this hour-long interview, we talk about his trip to LA,… Read more about Video Interview with Blake Andrews from In-Public (#2)
I want to write this article on a photographer, blogger, and overall cool guy — Blake Andrews. I first saw Blake’s work on the In-Public website, and was amazed by his surrealistic street photography— and his sharp eyes for shapes, forms, and visual elements.
I am excited to announce that I finally put together my free ebook: “Letters from a Street Photographer“. This book is much more philosophical in nature– and combines the philosophy of stoicism and street photography. If you seek more purpose, happiness, and meaning in your photography, this book is for you. Here is a breakdown… Read more about Free E-Book: Letters from a Street Photographer
“A bible for photographers” – Clement Cheroux Wow— where do I even begin? I would say that “The Decisive Moment” by Cartier-Bresson is one of the most beautiful photo books I have ever handled— and it is a book that brings me extreme joy and happiness (you can see all the photos from the book… Read more about Book Review: The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson
All systems go as our Space assignment wraps up! Thank you again to Kirk Lothian for the interesting idea and letting me play with Space and Star Trek Puns like nothing else! Let’s lift off and head on to the actual entries everyone in the streettogs academy group sent in.
I’ve just put together this list of street photography aphorisms, heuristics, and sayings. This is a distillation of all of my current thoughts and philosophies on street photography. Many of these sayings and ideas are heavily borrowed from others, and none of these ideas are original. Don’t take everything in this list as “truth”. Rather,… Read more about Street Photography Aphorisms, Heuristics, and Sayings
Update: I re-edited this book with new images and design / April, 2016 Hey streettogs, I am excited to announce that I’ve finally published my free e-book: “Street Photography 101“. If you’re new to street photography, want to learn the fundamentals, or refresh your existing knowledge– check it out. As always, this book is “open source”… Read more about Free E-Book: “Street Photography 101: An Introduction to Street Photography”
There is no doubt that we are in an age where information on the web is fast and oftentimes free but despite that, we can’t discount the value of books. This tangible medium has helped teach men and women for centuries as it was and is one of the best way to pass information and/or… Read more about How to #BuyBooksNotGear without breaking the bank
My friend Todd Hatakeyama recently gave me a superbly refreshing book titled: “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking”. It is a basic primer on how to think more effectively when solving problems– and can help students, teachers, and anyone trying to learn or improve their skills. Like always, I took away a lot from the… Read more about The 5 Elements of Effective Street Photography
(A.g.’s note/Disclaimer: The following are the notes I have jotted down during the Angkor Photo Festival last Nov. 28-Dec. 6, 2014. I have organized my thoughts and the lessons so that it would be easy to comprehend for others. The notes I have is most likely different from the other participants since we had different… Read more about Angkor Photo Workshop 2014 Notes
Dear streettogs, I am really excited to share that I have (another) free e-book for you guys (because I love you) titled: “The Street Photography Project Manual” The concept behind the e-book was this: I wanted to put together all the information I knew regarding coming up with ideas with street photography projects, how to… Read more about Free E-Book: The Street Photography Project Manual
Hey streettogs, I just finished writing a little mini e-book titled: “The Social Media Blackbook for Photographers“. I have been thinking about distilling a lot of my thoughts on social media and photography– and I hope this can be a helpful resource to you. A lot of the thoughts in the book is just my personal… Read more about Free E-Book: The Social Media Blackbook for Photographers
Check out this new helpful video by Craig Semetko (author of “Unposed“) on how to shoot street photography with a Leica M camera. Here are some of the tips he shares in the video: Know the camera well enough to not think about it. Then pure seeing and personal vision takes over. Study the masters, in… Read more about Video: How to Use a Leica M Camera for Street Photography with Craig Semetko